Inspired by the classics, this Lucknow home designed by architect duo Rudraksh Charan and Priyanka Khanna of 42mm is drenched in luxury, elegance, opulence from floor to ceiling
The three-storey structure constitutes of a double-height entrance foyer, drawing room, dining room, kitchen, three living rooms, two study rooms, pooja room, a set of six bedrooms with attached toilet and dresser, home theatre, gym cum massage room and servants quarters.
The client’s multivalent excursions fueled in him the urge to own a house that is a statement of luxury without compromising on the feeling of warmth and cosiness. Hence the classical French style’ was the perfect take – it returns to tradition and comfort yet does not compromise on style and glamour. This home features many inspired architectural elements and elegant design details to create a rich and formal look.
At the entrance, regality takes centre stage in the form of wrought iron doors with motifs finished in gold leaves. The house leads into a light-filled gallery that features – stone mosaic inlay border, stained glass panel and ornately carved consoles. Subsequently, the central foyer is embroidered with an exquisite stone rug and a unique glass installation deriving inspiration from ‘Dancing leaves’.
The formal living room connects to the entrance hall through symmetrically placed French doors. The arrangement serves to direct the attention to a large frame antique painting, a possession of the family’s lineage. The dining room is stylized as a fusion, as the furniture slightly veers towards the modern style while the accessories meld in classical ornateness.
Every bedroom is individualized while maintaining a throughline of french classic style. The house is adorned by polished marble floors, decorative ceiling and ornately carved furniture rendering its inhabitants an experience of walking into a luxury hotel while at the easement of their dwelling place.